SMZ18 Zoom Stereomicroscope

by Nikon

Nikon's SMZ18 research stereomicroscope combines macro and micro imaging in one manual instrument for convenient, affordable viewing and manipulation of single cells to whole organisms. A high-performance fly-eye lens provides crystal-clear fluorescent images, with uniform brightness across the entire field of view.

Using enhanced epi-fluorescence technology, the SMZ18 is better able to detect excitation light than conventional fluorescent stereomicroscopes, for improved S/N ratios and bright, high-contrast images, even in the low magnification range. Integrated intelligence allows SMZ18 to save imaging parameters along with the captured image as a convenient data file.

Brightest Epi-fluorescence Imaging

The SMZ18 combines fly-eye technology, which uniformly illuminates the entire field of view, and a high S/N ratio along with increased transmission for incredibly bright fluorescence, even at low magnifications. This also minimizes photobleaching and phototoxicity, thus reducing harm to live cells and organisms

Flexible Architecture Allows Full Customization

A wide range of digital imaging capabilities means that users can customize the SMZ18 to best suit their research needs

Improved Signal-to-Noise Ratios

Nikon's newly developed optical system offers a drastic improvement in S/N ratio even at high magnifications. The improved S/N ratio makes it possible to capture cell division, which is difficult using conventional stereomicroscopes, and samples with low excitation light

Access the Information you want Quickly and Easily

Easily obtain the information you need, such as Z drive position, zoom factor, objective lens, filter cube, and LED DIA brightness by using the Digital Sight series and NIS-Elements or Digital Sight series DS-L3 together with the microscope

On-axis imaging for digital images

Easily switch between stereo position (stereoscopic view) and mono position (on-axis view) when using the P2-RNI2 Intelligent Nosepiece by simply sliding the objective lens. Digital images with uncompromised clarity can be captured using the mono position

NIS-Elements Imaging Software

Nikon's flagship, cross-platform imaging, software can now be used with Nikon's newest stereomicroscope systems. NIS-Elements enables a wide range of advanced digital imaging capabilities, easily from a PC

Digital Sight DS-L3 Digital Camera System

The DS-L3 is an easy-to-use high-definition, large touch-panel monitor that can be used to quickly capture images without a PC

Fiber DIA Base

Fiber DIA base features condenser lenses that can be switched between low and high magnifications. Furthermore, the Oblique Coherent Contrast (OCC) illumination system allows high contrast illumination

Slim Bases

The slimmer LED DIA Base and Plain Base help increase efficiency of sample manipulation by bringing the level of the sample closer to the table

Focus Unit

The focus unit is combined with the base unit. Choose from either a manual or motorized focus unit

SHR Plan Apo Series Objective Lenses

The SHR Plan Apo series features higher NA, wider field of view, and superior flatness and color aberration correction. These objective lenses can be seamlessly switched because all magnifications have the same parfocal distance. The new bayonet mount design allows lenses to be safely and easily removed


Choose from two types of tilting trinocular tube and one type of low eyelevel trinocular tube. All tubes have a camera port for seamless integration with the Digital Sight series

Nosepiece / Focus Mount Adapter

There is one type of nosepiece that can mount two objective lenses and two types of focus mount adapters for use with a single objective lens


The stage features an XY stroke of 6x4 inches (150mm x 100mm) and can be attached to any of the bases, making it effective for capturing large images when used in combination with the imaging software NIS-Elements. A sliding stage and tilting stage are also available


Nikon offers a remote control unit that can be used to operate the microscope and capture images by hand. A footswitch is also offered, allowing the user to operate the microscope and capture images by foot, freeing the hands for sample manipulation

Motorized Epi-fluorescence Light Sets

The fluorescent turret can be operated using the remote control or imaging software NIS-Elements

Manual Epi-fluorescence Light Sets

An easy-to-use manual model for Nikon's newly developed high performance epic-fluorescence attachment

Flexible Double Arm Fiber Illumination Set

The direction and angle of illumination can be changed to suit the sample by making adjustments with these double arms. The fiber holder position can also be changed to obtain the optimal position for illuminating samples

Manual Epi-Fluorescence Light Set

This ring fiber illumination set features an episcopic illumination unit that effectively captures images (can be used with 1x and 0.5x objective lenses)

Coaxial Illuminator

The coaxial light illuminator makes it possible to view light reflected from the surface of a sample, which is ideal for shooting shadow-less images of thick samples

Ring LED Illuminator

This ring fiber illumination set features an episcopic illumination unit that effectively captures images (can be used with 1x and 0.5x objective lenses)

Darkfield Observation Accessory

Darkfield viewing is possible simply by attaching the darkfield unit to the base

Polarizing Observation Accessory

The analyzer is attached to the objective and the polarizer to the base or stand to enable polarized viewing

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